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Close, David, 1945-
Latin American politics : an introduction / David Close
Toronto ; New York : University of Toronto Press, c2009
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  JL960 .C56 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject Latin America -- Politics and government
Latin America -- History
Physical Description xiii, 306 p. ; 23 cm
Note Includes index
Includes bibliographical references: p. 275-286
Contents Studying Latin American politics -- Why history matters -- Latin America's historic power elite: stability and change -- Historic modes of governing: the politics of patrimonialism, violence, and instability -- Political change, political contention, and new political contenders -- Political institutions and the machinery of government -- Democracy and democratization -- Political economy and economic policy in Latin America -- International political economy: the politics of Latin America's international economic relations -- Latin American international relations -- Latin America in comparative perspective
Review "Highlighting eleven different topics in separate chapters, the thematic approach of Latin American Politics offers students the conceptual tools they need to analyze the political systems of all twenty Latin American nations. Such a structure makes the book self-consciously comparative, allowing students to become stronger analysts of comparative politics and better political scientists in general."--BOOK JACKET

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